Japan pushes LNG Consumption

Japan, the world’s biggest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is drawing up plans to get trucks and ships to use the fuel, partly to help cut carbon emissions but also to diversify energy sources in the freight sector for security reasons.

Gas has taken on added importance since the 2011 Fukushima disaster led to the shutdown of Japan’s nuclear power sector. It now accounts for more than 40 percent of electricity generation and LNG imports hit a record high of 89 million tonnes in the year to March.

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